Projects & Partnerships
Thanks to support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we have created and delivered a variety
of projects that have brought heritage to life, connecting with our community, educating and sparking interest in our rich, coastal history.
We thrive working in partnership with other organisations, museums and local authorities,
welcoming new challenges to create inclusive, engaging projects.
Pop Up on the Prom
Creative Waves community project, celebrating 200 years of Worthing’s seaside heritage; including pop up events & heritage walks on the prom, exhibition, display boards, booklet & a glorious vintage celebration day.
The Last Fisherman Standing
Educational outreach programme for We Are Food Pioneers; hosting fishy sessions with school children, a pop-up fisheries museum & an exhibition
on Worthing Pier.
WMA: Costume Trail
A series of workshops with young people to create unique doors & artwork inspired by the costume collection which was showcased as part of Worthing Museum's trail.
Produced a new, engaging Tree Trail for the gardens & provided educational outreach for schools, which included workshops, guided tours, creative and well-being sessions in the gardens.
The EPIC project
Curated photography exhibition on Worthing Pier, showcasing the wildlife & habitat of the newly formed chalk river site by the Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust.
Post to the Coast
A Creative Waves project inspired by postcard collections featuring the Sussex coastline; exhibitions & an art trail that follows the coastal path from Shoreham Fort to Worthing Lido.
Working in partnership with schools & museums across Arun, Adur & Worthing, creative workshops to inspire & engage children to visit their local museum; culminating in an exhibition of children's artwork on Worthing Pier.
WWI Discovery Trail
An interactive project we created to inspire young people in Worthing to commemorate the Centenary of WWI; including a trail, workshops, assemblies & exhibitions.
A collaboration with the team at Shoreham Fort on a number of heritage projects, including a commission to reproduce a large backdrop for the Fort.
'Pop Up on the Prom'
‘ Thanks to
players ’ .
Pop Up on the Prom - a collaborative project that encouraged people to value, share and preserve their social history and seaside heritage. Focusing on Worthing's promenade that stretches West to Goring and East to Lancing.
Since the first section was built in 1819, the promenade has undergone extensive developments; through research and talking to people we explored the changes in architecture. fashion, leisure activities and use.
Photographs enabled us to 'walk through history’ reflecting on how coastal communities responded and continue to adapt to changes in the town’s wealth and social history.
Presenting written, aural and photographic research since 1819 via a series of free activities and displays, a short film, heritage booklet, school’s outreach programme, interpreted in a family friendly format in public spaces along the promenade and exhibitions on Worthing Pier.
Pop up events throughout the Summer, 2019: A series of guided heritage strolls along the Promenade, inspired by different era's, free family entertainment reviving traditional shows and inspiring new ones,
pop up photo booth and kid's open mic sessions on the beach. Culminating in a celebratory, vintage day, which was typically English with rain & gale force winds; we did have jolly good fun though!
Thanks to everyone who was involved and supported this project.
Read more about the project in our evaluation report.